Dracunculiasis eradication campaign
29 September 2011 | Geneva -- From 1 January to 31 August.
Mali has reported nine (9) new cases from four (4) villages.
Ethiopia has reported eight (8) new cases from five (5) villages, with 2 alleged imported cases from South Sudan.
Chad has reported eight (8) cases in seven (7) villages.
South Sudan remains the hotbed for active transmission of dracunculiasis with 944 confirmed cases reported from 425 villages and 12 counties.